News Archive

  • Newby Presents at Kainos 2015

    Apr 22, 2015

    Dr. Stephen Newby will speak at the Kainos 2015: A New Normal, April 22-23 in Memphis, TN on “How to Design a Multi-Ethnic Worship Service” and “Worship Arts and the Reconciliation of God’s People. The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.

  • SPU Gospel Choir Presents "Hosea"

    Apr 22, 2015

    Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30pm, the SPU Gospel Choir will present excerpts from "Hosea," an oratorio composed and conducted by Dr. Stephen Newby, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Worship.  The concert will be held at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle.

    Excerpts from Hosea in the context of a liturgy designed by Dr. Bo Lim and Dr. Newby will also be presented.  The liturgy will feature Scripture Readings, Litanies, Prayers and of course THE MUSIC.

  • SPU’s Center for Worship Comes Under the School of Theology

    Jul 11, 2013

    On July 1, the Center for Worship, previously connected to University Ministries, became part of the School of Theology. Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby will continue as director of the Center for Worship, as it becomes a vital academic and curricular part of the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific University.

  • Lectio on the Psalms to Begin September 30

    Jul 11, 2013

    No book of Scripture contains more calls to worship than Psalms, with the words “praise” and “worship” appearing nearly 150 times, not to mention an untold number of calls to sing, shout, or make a joyful noise to the LORD. On September 30, Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina begins a free online 13-week study on Psalms. Read or listen to Lectios, and sign up to receive reminders, at